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It's a free movie in the park. Bring a blanket or chairs and some appetizers to share. Come early to enjoy mid-week musical performances before the movie begins. Bands perform on Flagstaff Hill Wednesdays from approximately 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. MUSIC: Steel City Calypso Pittsburgh's Premier Reggae-Latin-Funk-TropRock Band MOVIE: First Man The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years[masked]. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Wordplay 2019 is coming up in July at the wonderful Bricolage Theater in Downtown. Enjoy complimentary booze before the show and embark on a journey with 4 different storytellers and the tales they have decided to share (personally, I'm hoping to shed a tear or two). More details below: https://www.bricolagepgh.org/programs/program-listings/wordplay-a-new-spin-on-storytelling/ Tickets can be purchased at the URL above. Currently, you can use the promo code FREEJULY to secure up to 2 tickets if necessary. Otherwise, they are $25. The promo tickets are limited so they could go quick. The Breakdown Happy Half-Hour: 7:30pm-8:00pm (free drinks!) Come for WordPlay’s free Happy Half-Hour! You never know what surprises we’ll have in store, but they’ll always be original and interactive (don’t worry, participation is optional). Will you get the chance to record your own story in our “mini-studio” or a take part in an epic audience party game? You have to show up if you want to find out! The Show: 8:00pm With brazen honesty and creativity, actors, comedy writers, and everyday people read their own stories while our DJ spins a real-time soundtrack using anything from Brahms to Beyoncé. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll get an extremely intimate look into the life of a total stranger. What is WordPlay and why is it so special? It’s simply real people, sharing real stories with a real live soundtrack. Please Note: WordPlay presents stories about real people in real situations. We value all true stories and showcase a range of experiences and adventures in our programming. Due to the real nature of our stories, WordPlay is not always suitable for very young people and sensitive listeners. Please be advised when considering attendance.
BINGO! Let's get together to play Bingo at Couch Brewery! I've been once before and it was a lot of fun. They usually have a theme and play several rounds of bingo with prizes (some silly, some impressive, all fantastic). Bingo starts at 7:30pm but I'm going to arrive to meet folks at 7pm to get seats, drinks and food. They have a nice draft list, small snack items, and sometimes wings. You can see more about the event and brewery on their website: https://www.couchbrewery.com/bingo Bingo goes from 7:30-9:30 but they play several games and often reset the bingo cards for different games. So feel free to leave early if you need to head out before the end.
Let's check out Nerd Nite Pittsburgh together! Nerd Night is a monthly lecture series that features several speakers and a variety of topics. You will find more details below! Tickets are 5 dollars and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nerd-nite-pittsburgh-july-25th-tickets-63597879971 More Information from the Main Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/440038999909088/ Nerd Nite is a monthly lecture event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. It's often about science or technology, but by no means is it limited to such topics. And it's definitely entertaining. This will be the third event since starting in Pittsburgh! If you like alcohol, learning about random and interesting things, and meeting other nerds this is for you! To facilitate mingling setup is with mostly long communal tables and we'll be running trivia to win free drinks! Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30. Got two speakers lined up but we need one more! If you have a topic you are passionate about and you’d like to be a speaker get in touch at [masked]! Speakers we have now are: Lizzee Solomon - Lizzee Solomon is a visual artist and designer based in Pittsburgh, PA. New York City born, Chicago suburbs raised, Carnegie Mellon School of Art trained. She's also housebroken, is learning how to dance Salsa and speaks Spanish - Presenting: 'Cuba for Dummies' And me! Your MC Rorry Brenner - When I'm not hosting Nerd Nites or climbing rocks, I work as a Robotics Research Scientist. Computer Science undergrad at CMU and couldn't figure out why robots were so blind so went off to USC to get a PhD in neuroscience - Presenting: 'Computer Vision, Artificial Neural Networks, and How the Brain can Inspire A.I.' If you haven't been here before, check what this is about with videos from our first event at https://www.magecreate.com/nerdnitepgh. This event is 21+